We need windfall profits tax

August 1, 2008

Exxon/Mobil’s income for the second quarter rose 14 percent, to $11.68 billion, compared to the same period a year ago. That beat the previous record of $11.66 billion set by Exxon in the last three months…

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Thank you, GOP

August 1, 2008

Florida is officially in a recession and doing much worse than large states. The Florida economy shrank 1.6 percent during the second quarter. It was the state economy’s worst performance since 1991. The U.S. economy actually…

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Another electibust in Brownsville

August 1, 2008

WEAR TV 3 reports: Authorities say more prostitutes are off the streets… Earlier this week, Escambia County Deputies arrested 15 men and women in Brownsville. They say sold themselves for sex. Five women were arrested overnight……

Where are ECSO cuts?

August 1, 2008

Mike Whitehead continued his tour de force on budget cuts – which we still believe are really from former County Administrator George Touart. Face it. Comm. Whitehead has not pushed for many budgets in his four…

Record web month for IN

August 1, 2008

Our website, inweekly.net, had 153,131 visitors. This blog had 215,332 page views and was consistently ranked every week in the top 3 Most Influential Political Blogs in the state by BlogNetNews. A year ago, the web…

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Lumon May on Myspace

July 31, 2008

State House District 3 candidate, Lumon May, has a MySpace account. http://www.myspace.com/lumonmay2008…

Girls Gone Wild settles

July 31, 2008

New Herald reports that “Girls Gone Wild” has settled suit brought by Brittany Pitts. Pitts sued “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis and his company Mantra Films Inc. last year. She claimed she was 16 when…

Will Ron Swanson replace Kenneth Bell on Supreme Court

July 31, 2008

Traditionally Northwest Florida has had one seat on the Florida Supreme Court. It appears that Santa Rosa Circuit Judge Ron Swanson will get the spot —He’s the only one submitted to Gov. Crist from this area.…

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FDLE error leds to 19 DUI cases dropped

July 31, 2008

WEAR TV 3/Greg Neuman reports that Judge Joyce Williams tossed breathalyzer results from 19 tests done between February and May of 2007. Those tests came after the Escambia Sheriff’s Office found a problem with the specific…

Whitehead makes his big political play

July 31, 2008

For the first time sent he was elected in 2004, Commissioner Mike Whitehead plans to announce how he wants to cut $2 million from the Escambia County budget, according to the PNJ. Such a bold statement…

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Airport bonds rated Triple B

July 30, 2008

Aviationnews.net reports that “Fitch Ratings has assigned a triple B plus rating to the city of Pensacola’s series 2008 general airport revenue bonds and affirmed the triple B plus rating on approximately $30.3 million Pensacola airport…

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IN Your Head Radio 7.30

July 30, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio we will talk with Attorney General Bill McCollum about his call for an investigation into the Office of Financial Regulation, the state agency overseeing the mortgage industry, after a Miami…

Bennigan’s, Steak & Ale close

July 30, 2008

Orlando Sentinel reports – Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale closed their company-owned locations … and filed for bankruptcy protection in one of the largest restaurant failures in recent memory. Read more…

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Crist sets two-week deadline on review

July 30, 2008

At yesterdays’ Florida Cabinet meeting, Gov. Charlie Crist gave Don Saxon, the head of the Office of Financial Regulation, two weeks to come up with a plan to toughen licensing standards for mortgage brokers. He has…

McCain/John Rich concert now free

July 30, 2008

The first press release for the GOP-sponsored John Rich (of Big & Rich) concert in Panama City on Friday would cost $10 per ticket. Now it’s free. According to the News Herald, Democrats have a lot…